Exercise of Call Option to acquire 17% of the share capital of France Billet

Public disclosure of inside information in accordance with article 17, Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (Market Abuse Regulation)

Munich, 02. August 2023. Today, CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA has informed Fnac Darty SA that it will exercise its call option to acquire a further 17% of France Billet’s share capital. With this step, the shareholding of CTS Eventim in France Billet increases from 48% to 65%.

France Billet will be fully consolidated for the first time following the completion of the transaction which is subject to the necessary approval of the competition authorities.



CTS EVENTIM is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment with more than 250 million tickets marketed per year using the Company’s systems – via physical box offices, online, or from mobile devices. Its online portals operate under brands such as,,,, and The promoter network EVENTIM LIVE is recognized as the third largest promoter in the world according to Pollstar’s global promoter ranking 2022. Its concert, tour, and festival promoter companies sold more than 20 million tickets in 2022 for events including Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Hurricane, Southside, and Lucca Summer. In addition, CTS EVENTIM operates some of Europe’s most renowned venues: the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, the K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, the Waldbühne in Berlin, and the EVENTIM Apollo in London. CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE 0005470306) has been listed on the stock exchange since 2000 and is currently a member of the MDAX segment.

Marco Haeckermann
Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy

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